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Sunset reviews

Anti-dumping duties are imposed for a 5-year period. Towards the end of the 5-year period a sunset review is to determine if an anti-dumping duty is still necessary. At the end of the process, the duty is maintained, revised or terminated.

A sunset review investigation will initiate after domestic manufacturers or producers of the subject products submit an application to ITAC.

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The advantage of participating in sunset reviews is that, each exporter cooperating in the sunset review will have its own anti-dumping duty calculated. This means anti-dumping duties will be different between cooperating exporters. Some exporters will end up with a no anti-dumping duty, lower anti-dumping duty or higher anti-dumping duty. No anti-dumping duty is imposed on cooperating exporters found not dumping.

A countrywide anti-dumping duty (or residual duty) is imposed on all non-cooperating exporters. This means an exporter who is not dumping but does not cooperate with the sunset review may unnecessarily end up with a residual anti-dumping duty.

New shipper review (New exporter review)

Exporters that did not export to South Africa during the original anti-dumping investigation maybe exempted from existing anti-dumping duties by applying for a new shipper review.

The process allows ITAC to determine if the new exporter is dumping or not. An anti-dumping duty is not imposed if there is no dumping. Without a new shipper review, the countrywide anti-dumping duty applies to new exporters.

Interim review

Significantly changed circumstances in the exporting company are grounds for reviewing the existing anti-dumping duty only for the specific exporter.

This review is also known as a changed circumstances review is an option for companies that already have their own anti-dumping duty calculated from a previous anti-dumping investigation.

  • Provisional anti-dumping duties imposed on pasta imported from Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey

    Provisional anti-dumping duties have been imposed on pasta imported from Egypt, Latvia, Lithuania, and Turkey. The anti-dumping duties came into effect on 1 April 2021 and will remain in place until 16 September 2021. Thereafter, final anti-dumping duties may or may not be imposed. However, considering that ITAC has already made a preliminary finding of

    April 5, 2021
  • Anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass imported from Malaysia initiated

    The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass originating in or imported from Malaysia. The anti-dumping application was lodged by PFG Building Glass, a division of PG Group (Proprietary). This is the only local manufacturer of the subject product. Scope of the investigation The products under investigation are

    March 19, 2021
  • The poultry tariff structure under review

    The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has initiated an investigation to review the tariff structure on poultry. The investigation has initiated following a directive from the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition. The South African tariff book contains tariff codes at 6 digits and 8 digits levels. The 6 digits tariff codes are the same

    March 17, 2021
  • Creation of temporary rebate provision of customs duties and safeguard duties on flat steel products

    On 16 March, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated a rebate investigation on safeguard duties and ordinary Customs duties covering various flat-rolled products. The investigation has initiated following a policy directive from the Trade, Industry, and Competition Minister to investigate the possibility of creating the rebate. A rebate provides an exemption of duty payment. In

    March 17, 2021
  • Safeguard rebate investigation on flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more

    On 16 March, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) initiated a rebate investigation of safeguard duties on flat-rolled products. Specifically, the investigation covers the following product dimensions: “Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, pickled, of a thickness of 3

    March 17, 2021